Announcing Author School’s Next Session

Last year, my partners and I launched Author School with our inaugural course, “Pen to Published.” We had a great time walking through the basics of writing, publishing and platform-building with nearly 400 students. The responses at the end of the course were uniformly positive (well, raving actually!) as in this review from student Taryn Nergaard:

Author School gives you practical and applicable advice on how to become a published author. Rachelle cuts through all the noise and opinions to give you straightforward wisdom from her years of experience. You’ll walk away with clear next steps after every teaching. Thanks to this course, I feel less overwhelmed and more confident that I can pursue the writer’s life. This is the first course I’ve taken that offered significantly more value than the cost. I will recommend Author School to anyone who hopes to publish their writing one day!

We are excited to be offering Pen to Published once again, commencing on September 24th, 2019. The course will be eight weeks long, with live video workshops taking place Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET, and will cover:

  • Getting started as a writer
  • The disciplines of writing
  • Revisions and editing
  • Query letters
  • Book proposals
  • Building an author platform
  • and more

Over the last 20+ years I’ve worked with writers to improve their craft, get their work noticed, and navigate the publishing life. From writers just starting out to best-selling authors with tremendous influence, I’ve partnered with people at every stage of the process. As many of you know, I’ve personally written hundreds of articles to help authors gain access to these insights.

It’s been my dream to combine all these information-packed articles into a comprehensive course any writer can take to help them go from dreaming to DOING. I’m excited to say we’re doing it with, and our flagship course, “Pen to Published.”

Click here to view the 8-week course.

Enrollment will close on September 24, 2019.

As a part of this 8-week course you will have access to the following:

  • 8 weeks of curriculum with worksheets
  • 8 live video workshops
  • Access to a closed Facebook group in which I will participate

I’m excited to partner with you on your writing journey! I designed the “Pen to Published” course to lay the foundation for you to succeed as an author.

Register here.

Hope to see you there!


Rachelle… along with my partners Micah Murray and Luke Frederick


Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent at Books & Such Literary Agency. Coffee & wine enthusiast (not at the same time) and dark chocolate connoisseur. I've worked in publishing since 1995 and I love talking about books!


  1. Susan Carson on September 28, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Hi! I’d love to subscribe to your email list, but the link on your website isn’t working for me. Would you please add me? When I’m ready to start working on my second book, I’d love to join your Author School.

  2. Pat Iacuzzi on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Hi Rachelle–
    Stopping in to say hello! Can’t wait to start Author School, learn further steps toward getting published and dedicate time for some real writing. I never realized before how I enjoyed promoting my students art work in shows. Was so thrilled for them, and as an ACFW member I’ll enjoy promoting other authors on my new blog.

I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.

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